Posts tagged: General Stanley McChrystal
Good morning, Netizens…
It isn’t every day that a General in charge of conducting war in a far-off country is called back home to meet with the President of the United States. However, today General Stanley McChrystal is meeting nose-to-nose with President Obama, and political wags and news agencies are all predicting he is about to be canned, even though he has purportedly already written his letter of resignation.
One can only imagine the thoughts that ran through McChrystal’s mind as he was flying back to the United States since yesterday.
He might as well have stepped on an IED. They would laud his name forever for sacrificing his life in war. However, for opening his mouth and openly making statements about his Command-in-Chief and various others? No, for that they might fire anyone, even a general.
Cartoonist David Horsey shows up how this might take place.
Good morning, Netizens…
Before I even contemplate posting David Horsey’s cartoon this morning, simply out of a sense of self-preservation I am going to add a few person comments about General Stanley McChrystal who, it seems, has been called home by President Barack Obama for a little discussion about his comments made recently to a Rolling Stone journalist.
Based upon a diversity of sources as much as possible from both sides of the political aisle, it would seem a safe bet that McChrystal probably will lose his job today. President Obama referred to McChrystal’s comments to Rolling Stone as being in “poor judgement”, and the usual pile of legislators and other politicians, sensing the mood, quickly piled on.
It goes without saying history is full of instances where wartime generals and their Commanders-in-Chief have had differences of opinion. Harry Truman stripped Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command more than a half-century ago after disagreements over Korean War strategy, which in their own way, were as contentious as McChrystal’s control of the War in Afghanistan.
In fact, the only persons who seem to have good words for General McChrystal is Afghan President Hamid Karzai who expressed his confidence in McChrystal during a video conference Tuesday night with Obama.
As a military man, McChrystal should have known you never make negative public comments about your Commander-in-Chief, regardless of the circumstances.